Dec 23 2010

Digital Photography Overview

Published by at 7:38 pm under General

Digital photography has become a trendy topic in the world. It has dramatically boosted up the fashion industry too. If we wish to be part of this trendy field, we should learn to know more about digital photography.

Basically, there are many parts of digital camera. We will talk about these basic parts first. Then, we need to know some common terms for digital camera.

1. Pixel- means the tiniest part of the digital photo. A photo image is composed of combined millions of pixel.

2. Resolution- the overall quantity of pixels in a photo. Increasing the resolution would make the image become sharper. Thus more pixels are important to obtain a better photo image quality.

3. Mega pixel- a photo composed of three to four mega pixels will have a better quality that a photo with only one mega pixel.

4. Dots Per Inch (DPI) – this term is used to explain quality of the computer monitor and printer. Specifically, laser printers have more dpi resolution than monitors. Hence, higher the dpi resolution means better quality.

5. JPEG (joint photographic experts group) – it correspond to the format for saving images in the digital camera.

6. Memory Card- this is where the digital files will be stored. Memory cards consist of different sizes and capacity. A memory card with higher storage capacity would be more convenient to purchase.

7. LCD (liquid crystal display) – almost all digital cameras have this specification. The purpose of LCD is for the photographer to be able to view the scene first before capturing the photo.

After we learnt about the terms and basic parts of digital camera, we will move on to the second part which will show us the proper way of handling digital camera.

Proper handling of digital camera is the next important step in digital photography. This is because the success of a digital photographer depends on his output. And the key to achieve quality photos starts in the way you use and handle the digital camera.

Thus, we should learn how a digital camera works as well as understand the methods of taking photos. Furthermore, it is essential for us to know the proper way to take indoor and outdoor pictures too.

Below is the second part of the digital photography tutorial. These are good ideas to help beginner master the secrets of taking photos.

1. Pay attention to the subject

One of the most fundamental digital photography tips. You should be able to compose carefully by working on the frame. Play with your camera, and explore the different shots. Avoid positioning your object at the middle of the photo, as it may result to dead middle image.

2. Capture Close Up Photos

Take great images by capturing them in extreme close up. Close up photos add a little creativity and excitement to the photos. In addition, this feature is only of the different ways to enhance you photo.

3. Use a tripod

Oftentimes digital cameras results to blurry photographs if your hands quiver a little. Getting a tripod will surely save your effort from taking low quality photos, and preserve otherwise great photos.

4. Be active

Try creative shots. Take photos from the top of a hill, or off the side of a yacht. Go outside and explore your environment. You’ll surely have fun taking those once in a lifetime photo shots.

5. Join a photography class

On the other hand, we can also learn from an expert instead of learning by ourselves. We can learn from their experience in digital photography. This can help in our learning process.

In summary, it is not easy to become a professional digital photographer. However, we can start from the basic. We should learn consistently. I hope that this tutorial is a good start for you in the digital photography.

If you want to know more about digital camera, you may read Top Digital Cameras and Easy To Use Digital Camera.

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